Catskill Jazz Factory Concert October 8th – Limited Tickets Available for Bard Prep Families!

On October 8th at 8 pm in the Fisher Center at Bard, the Catskill Jazz Factory presents a very special concert featuring pianists Jeremy Siskind, Justin Kauflin, and singer Brianna Thomas:

Two Americas: Songs of Protest and Reconciliation

The Catskill Jazz Factory has generously provided some FREE tickets for our Bard Prep students to attend with a parent.  Tickets are limited so please email us as soon as possible at if you are interested in attending.

Thank you to the Catskill Jazz Factory for their generosity!

To read more about the program visit the Fisher Center Website Here


Bake Sale – A New Record!

The Best Week Ever for the Bake Sale!   – $576

Off to a Great Start, All for Scholarships!

Fall Bake Sale Total:  $1,004

September 17:  $576

September 10:  $428


Thank you to all of our bakers/helpers/eaters!

Let’s keep up the good work.

Please consider BAKING an entree or goody or SIGNING UP for a shift to work at the table.  All kinds of dishes are welcome, but for specific suggestions please see the Bake Sale Page:

Click here to Sign Up for Baking and Table Helping!

Thank You!

Upcoming Faculty Performances – Renana

Renana Gutman – Prep Piano Faculty

Monday, September 26 at 8 pm with InMo Yang, violin:  “The Bohemians”, The New York Musicians Club, NYC

Tuesday, September 27 at 2 pm with InMo Yang, violin:  Merkin Hall, NYC

Saturday, October 1 at 8 pm with Charlotte Dobbs, soprano:  Williams College, MA

Sunday, October 9 at 4 pm at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center, Orange County, CA:  Echoes of Hope with David Lisker, Regi Papa, violins; Katarzyna Bryla, viola;  Michael Katz, cello

Saturday, October 15 at 8 pm with InMo Yang, violin:  Bennett Gordon Hall, Illinois

For Renana’s complete concert schedule and details about above concerts please visit her concert page HERE!



Bard Prep Informational Links – PRACTICE BUDDIES! Prep Faculty Video links, Classics on Hudson, Catskill Jazz Factory, Music for Food

Here are some important links.  See below for information on Practice Buddies (Bard Conservatory Students that are available to assist with student practicing) and for information about Catskill Jazz Factory, Classics on Hudson, and Music for Food;  3 great concert series that we recommend for our families.





BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.



Fall 2016 has Begun! Practice Journals

Thank you to everyone for a great first week back at Bard Prep!  This is going to be a productive musical year.

Bard Prep Practice Journals are now available.  Keep track of lesson notes and student practice all in one journal.  The Bard Prep Practice Journal is available for download/printing here or for purchase ($5) at the Bake Sale table.  Let’s get those students practicing!

Bard Prep is now on Facebook.  Follow us for information about upcoming Prep and Conservatory events, faculty performances, and more.

Welcome Back!

The 10th Season of Bard Prep is officially underway!  The Tuesday session began on September 6th and Saturday classes and lessons will begin this Saturday September 10th.  We look forward to seeing our returning students and meeting the many new families and students that will join us this semester!

This Bard Prep Blog/Newsletter is sent out weekly during the school year.  Please check in for information about upcoming Prep Division events and other items of interest.

And Bard Prep is now on Facebook!  Please visit and like us at:

Bard Prep Facebook

See you Saturday!

Summer Lesson Information

We encourage students to continue their lessons over the summer to keep building on their hard work from the year!

Please see below for the link to the summer lesson details.

Summer Lesson Link:  Bard Prep Summer Lesson Information

Please Note the Summer Lesson Policies:

  • Lessons will take Place at Bard
  • Interested Students should contact the teachers directly to schedule lessons
  • Payment is made directly to teachers
  • 24 cancellation notice requested

Please check back with the link regularly for updated information!


Bard Music Camp: Registration Deadline Coming Up on June 1st

Bard Music Camp registration deadline is June 1st.

Week 1 – July 11-16:  Early Childhood (ages 2-5) and Full Day Program for Ages 5-9:  Tennis Mini-Camp

Week 2 – July 18-23:  Full Day Program for Ages 10-18:  Tennis Mini-Camp!

Visit Here for More Information

Spots are filling up – REGISTER NOW!

Bake Sale Update – We Did It, Thank You!

Thanks to a lot of hard work from our families, the Bard Prep Bake Sale surpassed our goal of $6,000 for the semester, smashing the previous record!

Thank you to everyone that participated this semester.  All proceeds go to the Bard Prep Scholarship Fund!

Goal:  $6,000             FINAL TALLY:  $6,165!!

Week 13:  $515!

Week 12:  $556

May 7:  $556!

April 30:  $511

April 23:  $514

April 16:  $536

April 9:  $505

April 2:  $401

March 12:  $417

March 5:  $499

February 27:  $428

February 20:  $430

February 6:  $433

January 30:  $420